"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." -Frederick Douglas
Beginning of my Reading Journey
This is the first book I can remember as a child. It played such a significant role in my early childhood as it is the book my parents would read to me for so many years before I went to sleep. This was a book that introduced me to reading.
"Love you Forever" by Robert Munsch
The book described unconditional love. That was my favorite part of the book because it reminded me of my parent's unconditional love towards me. The meaning behind this simple children's book is memorable and is a big part of my childhood.
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" was one of the first books I read on my own. My mother bought me this book when I first learned how to read. This popular kid's book taught me a lot more than just reading the words off of a paper.
This is a Children's book that has an important moral of life behind it. At a young age, this book taught me about honesty. It inspired me to gather the meaning of the words of a page instead of just reading them without much thought.
My Middle School Years
During my middle school years, I was introduced to the "Magic Treehouse" series. Unlike the other memorable books in my past, this one took my 13 year old self to a different world of creativity and imagination.
As exciting and creative this book was, it lacked life morals behind the story. It differed from other books in my early reading journey because it didn't teach me much, it was mostly just fun to read.
High School Years
When I entered high school, I was introduced to more thought provoking books. Also I was introduced to books that I could really connect to.
"The Fault in our Stars" was assigned to me for a project. It was a book that really gave me a different perspective on life and the important things we overlook.